I’ve been puppy sitting for my neighbors this weekend for what I hope is the first of many times to come. After having a challenging (to say the least) year at work with the closing and breaking down of my community– I’ve gotten really overwhelmed, stressed, triggered, and just generally emotional. Animals teach me a lot about not being significant. This little bundle of fur is lying next to me as I type, enjoying the hell out of the beautiful day. There’s no power struggle, no doubts, no judgements, no drama. Life is great for a dog. Nothing is too serious, everything is enjoyed to the fullest. He’s helping me remember that today, which is the best kind of therapy for a swirling head as of late.